Now What? Town Hall: Got A Girl Crush

  • New Woman Space 188 Woodpoint Road Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Women's March mobilized millions around equality and r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

We were there and wanted to keep the momentum going (in a non-overwhelming way), and as a first step, we compiled an online resource for those who asked the question: now what?

Next, we wanted to create an actionable, physical extension of the town hall-style convos we're having and hearing all over social media where questions like the following have consistently been asked:

  • How do we recognize and validate both individual and large community struggles while empathizing and supporting each other effectively?
  • How can we learn the language of our rights, and harness the power of organizing within the restrictive, post-fact political climate?
  • How do we transform frustration/exhaustion/burnout into real, empowering action?

Join us for a day comprised of impassioned panels at New Women Space followed by Q&As and a networking hour after with local organizations and panelists for folks to visit afterward for how to get further involved.

PANEL 1 from 1:30 to 2:30pm: Intersectional Feminism Can’t Thrive in the Ice Age of Infighting

• Ashton Applewhite | Writer, Manifesto Against Ageism

• Melissa Wong + Sandra Hong | Co-founders of New Women Space

• Cydney Gray | Youth Programs Manager at Carnegie Hall
 

PANEL 2 from 3:00 to 4:00pm: How to Turn Exhaustion into Empowerment: Advice from Active Folks

• Kat Green | Managing Director, Lady Parts Justice

• Jamia Wilson | Activist/Storyteller/Media Maker

• Aliya Allen | Women of Color for Progress

PANEL 3 from 4:30 to 5:30pm: I'm Not Always Politically Correct, but I'm Politically Charged

• Jewel Cadet | Chapter Co-Chair of the Black Youth Project 100 + Program Manager, Youth & Community Empowerment for The Center for Anti-Violence Education

• Maria Figueira | Finance & Opps Chair, Rally & Rise

• Prachi Rao | Project and Communications Associate, Women's Environment & Development Organization

5:30 to 7:00pm

Actionable Networking Hour(ish): Socialize and meet other attendees, write postcards with Rally + Rise, catch live screenprinting from Kingsland Printing and learn more about different local organizations and panelists for how to get further involved/active.

THANK YOU to our sponsor issuu — a modern media company and curator of creativity platform that supports professional-level digital publications in areas of passion. "We are proud to support Now What? and invite you to visit us at issuu.com."

+ Our Co-Organizer, Larissa Green for her hard work, values, and openness.